Softball: Flowers, Drezek send Sacred Heart Academy into Class L semifinals

Sacred Heart Academy's Brittany laChance beats the throw home to Law catcher Amanda Leone in the Pacers' 4-1 victory over Law in the Class L state quarterfinals Friday in Milford.
Melanie Stengal/Register

MILFORD >> Molly Flowers had to rely on guts and heart instead of her trademark fastball when she took the circle against Law Friday. Even without being at 100 percent due to a nagging left (non-throwing) shoulder problem, Flowers still stymied the Eagles in a 4-1 victory in the Class L state quarterfinals. Flowers allowed […]

Class M baseball: Moskey, H-K shut down East Catholic

Haddam-Killingworth starter Brian Moskey hurls a brand new Spalding ball. Spalding said this ball is more durable than the last.
Derek Turner -- GameTimeCT

HIGGANUM>> Coming off of a perfect game on Monday, Haddam-Killingworth’s Brian Moskey was once again in control of his opponents bats. The junior right-hander allowed just two hits and struck out seven in a 6-0 win over No. 14 East Catholic at Haddam-Killingworth High School on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class M state […]

Friday’s CIAC softball roundup: Amity rallies past Darien

Heather Ferranti’s sacrifice fly highlighted a three-run seventh inning for the seventh-seeded Amity softball team, which upset No. 2 Darien 5-4 Friday in a Class LL state quarterfinal-round win at Darien. Heather Watt went 2-for-3, three stolen bases and two runs, Jenna DiLorenzo went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and Krista Reynolds added two hits […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Nonnewaug’s Pezzulo wins Berkshire League boys tennis title

Nonnewaug’s Aaron Pezzulo defeated Housatonic’s Jonathan Miller to win the Berkshire League boys tennis individual title. The second seeded Pezzulo defeated Lewis Mills’ Holden Robinson in the semifinals 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) while top seeded Miller took down No. 4 Jack Hartle of Thomaston 6-2, 6-0. Miller gave Pezzulo a fight in the finals but the […]

Class S baseball: Cromwell blanks Somers

By Jim Bransfield CROMWELL >> The first play of Friday’s CIAC Class S quarterfinal round game between Somers and Cromwell turned out to be the ballgame. That, plus Cromwell pitcher Jake Regula. On the first play at Fran Monnes Field, Somers shortstop Brian Hollister booted Mike McNally’s ground ball. That eventually led to an unearned […]

Class S baseball: Portland edges Old Lyme in quarterfinals

Portland second baseman Mike Bordonaro gets ready to tag out Old Lyme’s Bill Buscetto in the first inning Friday at Dyer Field. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

    PORTLAND >> Behind another terrific performance from senior pitcher Jason Staub, more great defense anchored by senior shortstop Nick Adamsons, and some timely hitting, in this case a big two-run triple by Staub, Portland cruised into the Class S semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Lyme-Old Lyme on Friday at Dyer Field. The […]

Class L Baseball: Amendola wins pitchers’ duel, ND-West Haven advances

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Dylan Reynolds from Notre Dame -West Haven scores a fourth-inning run against Bunnell during the Class L quarterfinal baseball game at Quigley Stadium. Notre Dame defeats Bunnell 3-0.

WEST HAVEN >> One out away from a no-hitter in the Class L quarterfinals against Bunnell, Notre Dame-West Haven pitcher John Amendola couldn’t help but wonder what could be. “I was thinking about it,” he admitted. Notre Dame-West Haven coach Lou Kessler was not. “I really wasn’t,” he said, with a laugh. “I was thinking […]

Class L Baseball: Johnson, Rouse lead Law past Darien into semifinals

MILFORD >> Jonathan Law pitcher Kevin Johnson entered Friday’s quarterfinal contest against Darien with a game plan in place. Given the outside corner from the start, Law’s senior pitcher lived there all game. Darien never adjusted. Behind the three-hit pitching of Johnson and three RBIs from Jake Rouse, Law advanced to the Class L semifinals […]

Class S softball: Late rally lifts Thomaston past Notre Dame-Fairfield into semifinals

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert, after catching a line drive, tries to double up a runner at first base. 
Pete Paguaga Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Thomaston co-head coach Gene Torrence brought his team together and tried to motivate them, telling they needed to start hitting if they wanted to win the game. It worked as the Golden Bears scored four runs in the inning, to lift them past […]

Class L softball: Berlin comes from behind to beat Torrington

Berlin's Courtney Silvia rounds third and heads home, scoring on Amanda Patterson's three run double. Berlin beats Torrington 4-2.
Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> No. 10 Berlin earned its second straight trip to the Class L softball semifinals with a come-from-behind 4-2 win over No. 2 Torrington Friday afternoon at Torrington High School. Torrington’s Sara Heath and Brittany Young drove in runs for the Raiders in the second inning. Berlin’s Amanda Patterson topped them with a three-run […]

Friday’s CIAC Tournament Schedule, Scoreboard (June 6)

Baseball CLASS LL QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 6 Amity 7, Glastonbury 0 Simsbury 2, Naugatuck 1 Fairfield Warde 5, Trumbull 1 Southington 5, Manchester 0 SEMIFINALS Tuesday, June 10 No. 15 Fairfield Warde vs. No. 3 Southington at Muzzy Field, Bristol, 3:30 No. 17 Amity vs. No. 4 Simsbury at Muzzy Field, Bristol, 7 CLASS L […]

Class S Baseball: Thomaston uses big first inning to get past Morgan into semifinals

Thomaston's Mike Milius tags out Morgan's Jake Ward at home plate. Milius ran all the way from shortstop to cover the plate, after making a throwing error.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> The Thomaston Golden Bears came out firing on all cylinders, pushing across six runs in the bottom of the first inning to give them a commanding lead, which turned in a 7-4 win over Morgan, to advance to the Class S semifinals. “It was a great way to start,” Thomaston head coach Bob […]

Class LL baseball: Fairfield Warde defeats Trumbull, advances to semifinals

Fairfield Warde's Michael Foley dives safely back to first base as Trumbull's Matt DeRienzo applies the tag. Photo by Andy Hutchison

TRUMBULL >> Fairfield Warde High School’s baseball team suffered its most lopsided defeat at the hands of the Trumbull Eagles, but has since had two of the program’s most significant wins over its FCIAC rivals. Warde, which defeated Trumbull to win the FCIAC championship six days earlier, again knocked off the Eagles with a spot […]

Girls Tennis: Ludlowe wins Class L title over Darien

The Fairfield Ludlowe girls' tennis team celebrates winning the Class L state title. Photo by Mary Albl

WILTON >> The Fairfield Ludlowe girls’ tennis team was able to avenge its only loss of the season in the best way possible. Friday afternoon at Wilton, the Falcons defeated Darien 4-3 for the Class L state title. The Blue Wave was the only team to beat Ludlowe this season. “That one loss helped really […]

San Diego Padres draft Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf

Northwestern's Zach Risedorf (Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen)

With the 177th pick in the sixth round of the MLB Draft the San Diego Padres chose Northwestern catcher Zach Risedorf. “My heart is racing, I don’t have no words,” Risedorf said, shortly after he was taken. Risedorf was at home watching the draft when he was drafted and shortly after got a call from […]

Former Hamden AD Jeanne Cooper named Lauralton Hall athletic director

Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper, the former Hamden and Hillhouse athletic director, has been appointed to the same position at Lauralton Hall, the school announced Friday. In 2013, Cooper retired as Hamden Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics after 11 years. She’d previously served as Hillhouse’s AD and was a softball and volleyball coach. She will begin […]